Australian distributor sold

Spicers, the Australia-based distribution company that remained following the collapse of PaperlinX in 2015, has been sold to Japan’s Kokusai…

Papyrus sale given the green light

The sale of paper merchant Papyrus Deutschland to Portugal-based group Inapa has been approved by the German competition authorities. OptiGroup…

Stationers’ Company welcomes new Master

Trevor Fenwick, co-founder and Executive Chairman of online international marketing research data and analytics company Euromonitor, has been appointed as…

SPOT back on budget

Better Capital, the owner of UK business products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT), has published its full-year report. In the report, Better…

GSA issues draft solicitation for e-commerce platforms

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has published a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the initial proof of concept…

Officeworks staff vote for new agreement

Retail staff at Australian office products reseller Officeworks have voted massively in favour of a new store operations agreement. 80%…

EOPA 2020 open for entries

It’s that time again when OPI begins accepting entries for the prestigious European Office Products Awards (EOPA). Open to any…

Digital workplace acquisition for Ricoh

Japan-based imaging and electronics vendor Ricoh has announced a definitive agreement to acquire German office automation solutions firm DocuWare. With…

Imperial Dade expands into California

US foodservice and jan/san supplies firm Imperial Dade has acquired California-based business The Paper Company. Founded in 1982 by Mike…

Messe Frankfurt launches online platforms

First announced in February, Paperworld organiser Messe Frankfurt has now launched its B2B digital platform. The pilot version of the…

Amazon expands Business Prime to UK

Two weeks ahead of Prime Day 2019, Amazon Business customers in the UK can now sign up for the e-tailer’s…

Performance Food Group makes major acquisition

US-based foodservice distributor Performance Food Group (PFG) has agreed to acquire Reinhart Foodservice from Reyes Holdings in a deal worth…

Brinkmann takes over at Stabilo

Horst Brinkmann has taken on the role of CEO of writing instruments manufacturer Stabilo following a group reorganisation. Brinkmann’s appointment,…

ADVEO transaction closes

The acquisition of ADVEO’s operations in France, Belgium and the Netherlands by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners has been…

Fiducial growth points to market share gains

France-based B2B reseller Fiducial Office Solutions (FOS) has reported a strong set of results for the first half of its…

Former HP exec joins Memjet

Print technology firm Memjet has appointed Marc Johnson as Global Director of Product Marketing. Prior to joining Memjet, Johnson spent…

Hamster raises over C$100,000 | Office Depot opens more co-working spaces | Aussie office...

This week’s round-up of business products-related stories from around the globe. Hamster supports Canadian foundations Hamster, the B2B reseller brand…

Amazon expands delivery options

Amazon has launched its Counter click-and-collection delivery service in the US after announcing a partnership with pharmacy retailer Rite Aid.…

Newell still searching for permanent CEO

Newell Brands says its hopes to name a permanent CEO in the upcoming weeks as it appointed CFO Chris Peterson…

Strong demand boosts Herman Miller results

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller has reported a strong set of annual results as demand for its products remains high.…

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UK OP industry hit by public holiday change

The recent switch of the 2020 Early May Bank Holiday in the UK has left the country’s office supplies wholesalers…